News Bits: Bourne, Map, Pets, Rise, Warcraft

Jason Bourne
Matt Damon spent Monday in Woolwich, south east London, filming scenes from the upcoming “Jason Bourne” film. The scene featured Greek-language signs and transformed some of the streets into a bustling Greek cityscape, check out the link for heaps of photos of Damon shooting his scenes. The film is currently targeting a July 29th release date. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Map of Bones
“Black Panther” scribe Joe Robert Cole has come onboard to pen the script for “Map of Bones,” the film adaptation of the James Rollins 2005 novel for Lionsgate. John Sacchi, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing.

The story centers on the bones of the three Magi who paid homage to the newborn Jesus Christ. The story starts at a crowded service in Germany when armed intruders in monks’ robes unleash a nightmare of destruction, and its up to a covert branch of the U.S. Defense department to discover the truth. [Source: Variety]

The Secret Life of Pets
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have posted a new video with an Easter-theme to promote their upcoming animated family feature “The Secret Life of Pets”. The film is slated to open in July.

When We Rise
Guy Pearce will play LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker is women’s rights leader Roma Guy and Rachel Griffiths is her wife and social justice activist Diane in Dustin Lance Black’s upcoming ABC limited series about the LGBT civil rights movement.

The series chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer it through its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once-unfathomable successes of today. Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors and Fiona Dourif also star. [Source: The Live Feed]

Following the first TV spot earlier this week, Legendary Pictures has released another one for its upcoming film adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s global gaming phenomenon “Warcraft”. Duncan Jones helms the fantasy epic which is slated for release in cinemas on June 10th: